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Experience Matters.  Experience cannot be taught, it's not learned in school and you're certainly not born with it.  Experience is the result of hard work, dedication, tenacity and respect.  I have earned the respect of my collegues and opponents and I'm proud to be able to put my 30+ years of personal injury experience to use for my clients.

    When you are involved in a serious personal injury matter, you want to results that my experience can provide.  I will be honored to talk with you and guide you through this ever-changing field of law.

     I am often heard telling my clients how proud I am to be able to say that I am a born and bred Clevelander, having lived here all my life - I've raised my family here, practiced law here and I'll retire here (not soon, hopefully).  It's an exciting time to be part of the resurrgence of this great City - -   Cleveland Rocks ! ! !


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 60%
    31 years
  2. Wrongful Death: 20%
  3. Employment: 10%
  4. Defective Products: 5%
  5. Medical Malpractice: 5%



Contingent (35-40%)

Attorney endorsements

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  • Christopher James Carney

    Tom Silk is not only an outstanding lawyer, he is a perfect gentleman . He is an asset to our legal community, and any client lucky enough to have him for an attorney can rest assured that he/she is in very good hands.


    Christopher Carney Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • James M. Johnson

    Tom is very knowledgeable in the personal injury field. He has a wealth of experience that is invaluable in this field. I endorse this lawyer.


    James Johnson Litigation Attorney
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Contact info

Obral, Silk & Associates

55 Public Square
Suite 1700
Cleveland, OH, 44113-2201


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2016
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
Top Lawyers in OhioAmerican Lawyer Media2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerObral, Silk & Associates2007 - 2014
AttorneyCaravona & Czack, P.L.L.1997 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Ohio Supreme Court Lawyer Mentoring ProgramMember/Mentor2010 - Present
Cleveland Academy of Trial AttorneysMember1990 - Present
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember1986 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember1985 - Present
Ohio Academy of Trial LawyersMember1985 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Jontony v. Colegrove, et al.,$1.1 Million Verdict
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Publication nameTitleDate
Internal PublicationTen Things to Consider When Hiring a Lawyer2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
Bowling Green State UniversityPolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
SeminarSuccessful Trial Skills2013